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<p>Moving from the driver&rsquo;s seat to the rear exit is one job-related task that may be timed in an agility test. Drivers and a bus monitor are shown here performing a New York physical performance test.</p>

School Bus Management / Training

Driver Agility Testing: Variations and Applications Nationwide

Where and how agility testing requirements become part of the hiring process varies across the U.S. Here, we take a look at different ways agility tests are used, check in with states using a mandated, formalized test, and report on additional developments in agility test considerations.

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School bus driver's smile went a long way
Valerie Robertino was impatient to get home when she pulled up behind a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop arm extended. As she waited behind the bus, what she saw cut through her bad mood and left a lasting impression on her.
<p>Richfield Springs (N.Y.) Central School ensures a safe and equitable prom experience for all students by providing a &ldquo;yellow limo&rdquo; for transportation.</p> Extracurricular Bus Service Provides Safe Access to Learning, Experiences
Keeping students safe, simplifying coordination, and equitability are just some of the benefits that running school bus service for extracurricular student activities offers. Strapped districts keep costs down through partnerships and being creative with their fleets.
<p>Owatonna Bus Co. has six locations, serving 48 states and all Canadian provinces. Though the company&rsquo;s bread and butter is school buses, its various locations also offer services such as a full paint booth for outside work, charter coaches and special-needs transportation.&nbsp;</p> Owatonna Bus Co. Shares TCO Secrets
Greg Lammers, Owatonna Bus Co.’s fleet manager, attributes his success to a dependable software management system and efficient procedures, which keep his total cost of ownership at a minimum.
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Distracted driving app
SeatbeltGuard, a vehicle device, and TextGuard, a phone app, work together to help fleet managers prevent distracted driving and to monitor other driver behaviors, company officials said.

Conventional school bus inspection training DVD
The DVD is designed for drivers preparing for the test to earn a CDL. It shows the pre-trip inspection process and is broken down into several chapters.

Obstacle detection system
MobileTRAQ Vue now includes the SenseStat Obstacle Detection Backing Sensor System.

Fleetio Import Feature
Fleetio’s new import feature allows customers to upload unlimited vehicle details, fuel records, service history, employee profiles and more to their accounts with just a few clicks, company officials said.

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<p>Dallas Pieper, director of transportation at the district, coordinated with the local emergency management agency, fire department, law enforcement, hospital and students from a school's drama department to create the scenario. An "intersection" where the accident took place was staged at the local fairgrounds and included an overturned bus with kids trapped inside.</p> PHOTOS: Illinois district conducts training for first responders

On Sept. 20, Freeport School District #145 held a training to help first responders learn how to... Visit photo gallery

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